McCain volunteer made up story of robbery, having 'B' scraped on face

Posted by Nick Dutton -

PITTSBURGH (AP) - McCain volunteer made up story of being robbed, having 'B' scraped on face. The woman had said a black man had robbed her, and had cut a "B" into her cheek after seeing a McCain bumper sticker on her car.

Police say she's now been given a polygraph. They also say photos and bank card information from an ATM where Ashley Todd claimed she was robbed do not show her using the machine.

Todd is a 20-year-old college student from Texas. She told investigators that she thinks the man noticed her McCain sticker after he robbed her. She says he then punched her and knocked her to the ground, and told her, "You are going to be a Barack supporter." She told police he scratched a backward letter "B" into her face using what she believed was a dull knife.

She said she didn't seek medical attention, but instead went to a friend's apartment and called police about 45 minutes later.

The report of the attack prompted McCain and Sarah Palin to call Todd and express their concern. The Obama campaign issued a statement wishing her well, and hoping that the attacker would be swiftly brought to justice.

Source: The Associated Press